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Exclusive interview with Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN H.E. Diedrah Kelly

In celebration of the International Women's Day 2019, CABC spoke to Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN H.E. Diedrah Kelly to find out more about her work and views on the ASEAN-Canada economic corridor. What are your forecasts for the global economy and possible ASEAN-Canada economic corridor for 2019? The global economy is going through a [...]

Exclusive interview with Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN H.E. Diedrah Kelly 2019-03-18T14:51:08+08:00

CABC Announces the Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow

CABC is excited to announce the first Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow in April across Canada! Sponsored by National Bank of Canada, the Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow aims to accelerate Canada-ASEAN commercial ties, with a special focus on small businesses pushing the boundaries of technology. CABC is partnering with National Bank of Canada, Fasken, and Deloitte Canada to host events in 3 major Canadian cities, to offer engaging dialogue and [...]

CABC Announces the Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow 2019-03-15T11:52:05+08:00

Why an ASEAN-Canada Free-Trade Agreement is a Winning Strategy

Despite recent trade headwinds from our largest trading partner—the United States—and challenges to our dialogue on China trade expansion, Canada has completed encouraging trade deals, including: Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) All will help Canada diversify trade and improve [...]

Why an ASEAN-Canada Free-Trade Agreement is a Winning Strategy 2019-02-15T13:58:26+08:00

Canada and Thailand: A Look Forward at the Economic Opportunity

As Thailand prepares for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2019, Canada-ASEAN relations are taking center stage in corporate, academic and political circles on both sides of the Pacific. I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking on a panel at just such an event: the “Canada and Thailand: Lessons from the Past and Future Agenda” [...]

Canada and Thailand: A Look Forward at the Economic Opportunity 2019-03-15T11:54:03+08:00

Infrastructure in Indonesia

      With the support of Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canada-ASEAN Business Council hosted the Infrastructure in Indonesia breakfast seminar at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 29, between 8am and 11am.   Mr. Klaus Houben (Chief Representative, Southeast Asia, Export Development Canada) gave his opening remarks The event was attended by about [...]

Infrastructure in Indonesia 2019-03-15T11:56:02+08:00

Takeaways from CABC Trade Dialogue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau PC MP recently concluded his visit to South East Asia including Singapore for the ASEAN Summit and Papua New Guinea for the APEC meetings. In line with Canada’s trade diversification agenda, Trudeau’s Asia trip, accompanied by Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr PC MP, aimed to forge [...]

Takeaways from CABC Trade Dialogue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 2018-11-23T10:03:24+08:00

Energy Insights: Takeaways from the CABC Canada Spotlight

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) was held earlier this month and brought together key players throughout the energy value chain.  While I focused on the main forum and Gas Asia Summit (GAS), there were programmes and exhibition halls dedicated to the renewable and downstream sectors as well. First, I want to comment on [...]

Energy Insights: Takeaways from the CABC Canada Spotlight 2018-11-21T07:06:10+08:00

The Canada-ASEAN Story: Perspectives from the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC)

Since 2012, the CABC has been working to grow commercial opportunities and facilitate the creation of a sustainable and prosperous Canada-ASEAN economic relationship. Despite the current global trading environment of growing protectionism, Canada and ASEAN are well-positioned to stand together as champions of open trade. Allow me to share some of our observations over [...]

The Canada-ASEAN Story: Perspectives from the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) 2018-10-15T04:07:16+08:00

Energy Insights: Gas is Good

Natural Gas Prices (CAD/MMBTU – June 2018) It is difficult to compete on a global scale when Canadian natural gas producers receive 9-12x less than Asia and 2-4x less than their neighbor to the south.  As a result, the return from Canadian producers has underperformed relative to the rest of the industry. Canada Natural [...]

Energy Insights: Gas is Good 2018-10-15T03:59:15+08:00

Energy Insights – The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN

The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN Let’s start with Canada, where there is an abundance of space and natural resources.  Here, it is not uncommon for the word ‘energy’ to be synonymous with ‘oil & gas’, the two commodities which supply the nation with over 65% of its primary energy supply.  This number [...]

Energy Insights – The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN 2018-09-27T02:26:39+08:00